It's been nearly two years since Ping unveiled its last G series driver, the G15, so as insiders know, it's just about time for the next version to land. Well, the Ping G20 driver australia already has landed.
The driver will feature further development in the innovation started by the G15, most notably the high-balance-point shaft designed to redistribute mass into the clubhead while maintaining the same overall weight and swing weight.
It's expected to be available late this summer, but it's already OK to use in competition. Many of Ping's staff players have been involved in testing the new club., including Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson and Lee Westwood, who has been using an older G10 and is this week's defending champion.
The new Ping G25 driver, which already has been put in play by Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan (both of whom are scheduled to use the new driver at this Hyundai Tournament of Champions), will feature the same three-way adjustability feature found on this summer's Anser driver. The G25 comes in four lofts (8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees) and each loft can be adjusted by plus or minus one-half degree.
Ping made an effort to keep the adjustable hosel from being a distraction by keeping the hosel the same diameter and mass as hosels on Ping's non-adjustable drivers. According to the company, the G25 positions the CG lower and farther back than any Ping driver in company history, and boasts a moment of inertia measurement that's 10 percent higher than the G20. The design benefits from an ultra-thin crown and body made of 8-1-1 titanium and a variable-thickness 6-4 titanium face insert for improved off-center ballspeeds.